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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 22, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Rearing kids is like holding a wet bar of soap - too firm a grasp and it shoots from your hand, too loose a grasp and it slides away. A gentle but firm grasp keeps it in your control. -Author Unknown

Source: Thought for Today, thoughtfortoday-subscribe@egroups.com


~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


Can't stick their heads out of Windows(R).

Hard to read the monitor with your head cocked to one side.

Too difficult to "mark" every website they visit.

Can't help attacking the screen when they hear "You've Got Mail."

Fire hydrant icon simply frustrating.

Keep bruising noses trying to catch that MPEG frisbee.

Not at all fooled by Chuck wagon Screen Saver.

Three words: Carpal Paw Syndrome

'Cause dogs ain't GEEKS! Now, cats, on the other hand...

Barking in next cube keeps activating YOUR voice recognition software.

Saliva-coated mouse gets mighty difficult to maneuver.

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Shared by Udi Latarre


'Dear Newlyweds, don't expect the first few meals to be great. It takes time to find the right restaurant.'

Source: The Funnies, andychaps_the- funnies-subscribe@egroups.com

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Why are portraits on coins almost always in profile?

Have you ever noticed how George Washington on a quarter will never look you in the eye? What's his problem? In fact, look at most of the world's coins and you will see a face on the "heads" side staring off to the side. Could these political movers and shakers really be so shy? The portraits on paper currency usually have their subjects looking straight ahead. Is it the higher denominations that boost their self-esteem?

In truth, it's technology, not psychology that turns the heads on coins. Manufacturing coins on a mass scale at a reasonable cost requires that the relief on its surface be no more than about sixteen-thousandths of an inch. That doesn't give the designer much space in which to work. Add the wear from circulation and a full-face George Washington would end up with a flattened nose that would do credit to a boxer.


Source: The Daily Trivia, trivia-subscribe@lists.efront.com

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